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  • Mystery surrounding age of Ranikot Fort may be resolved

    KARACHI: The Sindh government on Wednesday entered into an understanding with the Italian authorities to launch joint research activities in the fields of history and archaeology, especially in connection with the historical sites of Bhambhore and Ranikot, said a statement issued here...

    The signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) was held at the Sindh Archives, where director general of antiquities Manzoor Ahmed Kanasro...

  • Historic fort crumbles from neglect

    Like many historical sites in the Salt Range, the condition of the Malot Fort, a beautiful and unique fort in the region, is deteriorating because of neglect...

    Two temples on the premises of the fort have crumbled, and the ruins of the fort are covered in wild growth...

  • Archaeology staff closes Lahore Fort to tourists

    LAHORE: A number of officials on Tuesday kept the Lahore Fort closed for tourists reportedly for two hours in protest against the government for shifting its administrative/functional control to the Walled City of Lahore Authority from the archaeology department...

    The situation turned embarrassing for the WCLA duty officials after a delegation from the US consulate paid a scheduled visit to the fort at the time when the archaeology...

  • If Taj Mahal is built by traitors, so is Red Fort, politician tells Modi

    NEW DELHI: In a stinging response to recent remarks questioning the Taj Mahal’s place in history by India’s ruling party legislator, a leading politician on Monday asked if Prime Minister Narendra Modi would stop hosting foreign dignitaries at the state capital’s iconic Hyderabad House, because that, too, was built by “traitors”...

    Responding to the controversial remarks, Lok Sabha member Asaduddin Owaisi, tweeted: “Traitors also...

  • Tulamba fort under attack again

    MULTAN: The fort of Tulamba has survived many invaders for more than 2,500 years, according to legend; it is, however, now caving in to the apathy of the authorities...

    The Tulamba fort is located in the middle of the town and it was reconstructed by Sher Shah Suri...

  • Proposal to declare fort, Shalamar Gardens endangered: activists

    LAHORE: Threatening to strike off Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens off the World Heritage Site list, civil society activists quoted the World Heritage Committee (WHC) as saying that the Orange Line Metro Train project will “irreversibly compromise the authenticity and integrity of the properties and is a potential threat to its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV)”...

    ”Addressing the conference, noted conservationist Dr Ijaz Anwer,...

  • Rohtas Fort documentary planned

    GUJRAT: The Jhelum district government has decided to make a documentary on Rohtas Fort to attract tourists and inform young people about the monument...

    There is a plan to approach local historians for authentic information about the fort...

  • Altit Fort — Hunza's silent prestige

    Altit Fort was on top of my to-see list, I had been told it would be the best place to learn about the origins of its people...

    The great Altit Fort was built by the Mirs (ruling family) of Hunza as a display of power to the Mirs of Nagar (twin state) and has stood tall in front of Karakoram since the 11th century...

  • Fort Vimieux

    Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851), an English romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker, painted “Fort Vimieux”, oil on canvas (106...

    “Fort Vimieux” is among the group of paintings in which the artist recorded the British struggle against the French in Napoleonic Wars, and even made a special trip to sketch the ship...

  • KP govt to approach army chief to get possession of Balahisar Fort

    PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has said that provincial government will get possession of Balahisar Fort from Frontier Corps (FC) to turn it into a tourists’ attraction centre...

    “I along with Chief Minister Pervez Khattak will meet Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif and will ask him to hand over possession of Balahisar Fort,” he said while talking to media after ground breaking ceremony of a zoo at Pakistan Forest...

  • US diplomat launches Umerkot Fort restoration scheme

    UMERKOT: US Consul General Grace Shelton along with Minister for Culture, Tourism and Antiquities on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the scheme for the restoration of the historical Umerkot Fort on Thursday...

    Mr Shah spoke about how the fort had been built three times in the past...

  • Two antique ‘Derawar Fort locks’ donated to Bahawalpur Museum

    BAHAWALPUR: Two huge antique locks said to be used at now defunct Bahawalpur State’s decaying Derawar Fort were presented to Commissioner Saqib Zafar for displaying these at the Bahawalpur Museum on Saturday...

    Sahibzada Qamaruz Zaman Abbasi, a great grandson of late Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi, when contacted in Lahore on his cell phone, said he talked to the Chowkidar (watchman) of Derawar Fort, Muhammad Ramzan, who was in...

  • Fort Munro receives snowfall

    DERA GHAZI KHAN: Fort Munro, the hill station in the Sulaiman Range, 85km from here, received its first snowfall on Saturday, attracting scores of tourists who reached the place to enjoy the rare snow fall in the region...

    In winters, Fort Munro gives deserted look with its closed markets and local residents shifting to less cold areas like Dera Ghazi Khan and Sakhi Sarwar...

  • Ranikot Fort crumbling because of official neglect

    DADU: A 1,000-foot-long portion of Ranikot Fort’s rampart has collapsed while large cracks have appeared in the walls close to the fort’s Shahpar gate due to the relevant authorities’ neglect...

    Ranikot Fort, also known as the Great Wall of Pakistan, is believed to be the largest fort in the world with a circumference of about 32 kilometres...

  • With a historic fort and Unesco-protected mosque, Shigar is an ideal short escape in Gilgit-Baltistan

    If you ever fancy going to Concordia and treating yourself to the magnificent cathedral of four 8,000-metre high peaks in one go, chances are that you will pass through the ancient kingdom of Shigar...

    You may not be required to pay tax to the Raja of Shigar anymore, but a nice lunch at the grapevine-covered restaurant at the Shigar Palace is definitely worth a thought
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